For more than six decades the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) has supported American scholars to undertake research in Egypt through its Fellowship Program. Doctoral candidates (ABD), postdoctoral scholars, independent scholars and faculty in humanities and social science disciplines are invited to apply.
ARCE provides fellows with funding, administrative support and practical, sound advice to ease access to museums, monuments, archaeological sites, research libraries, archives and collections. The Cairo Center provides a welcoming environment where fellows are encouraged to engage in the academic life of the center.
Funding is available for: CAORC funded Research Fellowships; the Pre-dissertation Travel Grant; the Short-Term Research Grant for Postdoctoral, Adjunct Faculty and Independent Scholars; the Theodore N. Romanoff Prize; and the William P. McHugh Memorial Fund.
New for 2022 is the ARCE Annual Meeting Grant for Underrepresented Students; a travel grant created to diversify and increase participation at the ARCE Annual Meeting from underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in Egyptian history and culture.
Additional information is available on all funding opportunities the ARCE website.
Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year open October 1, 2021 and close January 16, 2022. The portal for online: https://orcfellowships.smapply.org/
Fellowship funding is generously provided by Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, US State Department (through the Council of American Overseas Research Centers). Additional funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities is currently under review and will be determined by April 2022.